The Georgetown Center for the Constitution brings an unparalleled focus on constitutional law and theory to Georgetown Law, a campus with a distinguished tradition of cutting-edge scholarship focused on the United States Constitution.
Led by Professor Randy Barnett, the Center places special emphasis on the debate over the proper method of constitutional interpretation, aiming to provide a leading forum for inclusive exploration and discussion of how best to remain faithful to the original meaning of the Constitution's text.
To that end, the Center sponsors a number of events that bring students, leading scholars, and even Supreme Court Justices into the conversation over the theory and practice of interpreting and applying the document that sits under glass less than ten blocks away. Its activities include:
- Fellows program for those preparing for an academic career. Details on applying for a fellowship at the Center for the Constitution are available here.
- On-campus events co-sponsored with organizations such as the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy.
- Annual scholars conference
- Week-long summer law student seminar for 2-hours credit on “Originalism in Action” co-sponsored with the Fund for American Studies.
- Weekend summer conference on the theory and practice of originalist interpretation.
- Publication of previously out-of-print sources on the Constitution.